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Landreform Carousel
with Matthias Einhoff, Philip Horst, Markus Lohmann, Harry Sachs
5th berlin biennial for contemporary art, KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Night event on June 10, 2008

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In the 1970s, the BMW was once the preferred auto of the left-wing urban guerrilla movement, Red Army Faction. The acronym shared the initials of the group’s prominent leaders, and the car was so coined, Baader-Meinhoff Wagons. While this tale of “ironic” appropriation is an aside, it set up the ideological counter to BMW’s corporate vision and interest in cultural sponsorships. In the carousel, the banality of luxury drives in a circle of economic predictability upon a ground which will soon be predictability developed with luxury condos and office buildings. Without any art object in the foreground or background, the sponsorship and participants themselves were on display. From the other side, inside the car, viewers could contemplate the privately owned, questionably used, and bucolic land of Skulpturenpark, all in the sleepy comforts of luxury. < Back

biennial sponsored BMW